Christian values say we should help poor

OlympiaJanuary 14, 2014 

Kudos and then some to Michael Fuller of Tumwater, for his erudite and speaking-truth Letter to Editor on Jan. 6. I have been dumbfounded at how half this nation, known as Republicans, could so undermine our economic system, masquerading as they do under the guise of Christian values.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter called it right: “If you don’t want your tax dollars to help the poor, then stop saying you want a country based on Christian values, because you don’t.”

I would add that if you don’t want your tax dollars to protect the air, water, and earth upon which all life depends, then stop claiming that you honor God’s gift to you — this earth we call home — because you don’t.

Republicans are engineering the amassment of wealth into an ever smaller and more politically powerful pool of greed. Their appetites know no boundaries--we can all find their kind in the Bible and other religious texts, as moral and ethical warnings.

They are wolves in sheep’s clothing, and they are fleecing the America most of us grew up with … the one in which the average person (unless you’re including the multitude victims of racism) had access to a living wage, health coverage, higher education, a pension, a job.

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